Catching up with Sue Norman
It’s officially Franschhoek Open Gardens! Running from 25, 26 & 27 October 2013, come and enjoy ten Franschhoek gardens; ‘from small to medium-sized gardens in the village to farm gardens, indigenous gardens and ‘out of town’ gardens’. Plus in the centre of town there will be a tea and bubbly garden, live music, a fresh goods market as well as a plant sale.
Be sure to take a meander through our lush and rambling gardens, and why not begin your ‘Open Gardens’ adventure with breakfast in our Garden Room?
We caught up with our garden curator, Sue Norman, who has been digging her hands in our soil for almost two decades.
What flowers are popping up in our gardens at the moment?
We’re also seeing early summer flowers, such as roses, including Full Sail and Sophie’s Rose in our herb garden, Icebergs, Blossom Magic, Rhapsody in Blue, yellow Banksia Granny’s Delight and others.
Other plants in flower include Salvia greggii, Salvia mini-shastas (white daisies), Plectranthus zuluensis (shrub, little blue flowers) & Raphiolepis (shrub, white flowers) Murraya exotica, scattered, foxgloves, Heliotrope and a few early Agapanthus.
What kinds of birds are our gardens attracting a the moment?
What makes each area of our gardens special?
How would you describe the style of the gardens?
Describe yourself in three words?
What’s the best way to enjoy the garden?
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